Eating international fare at a local restaurant bypasses many transatlantic travel woes, such as jet lag and oar splinters. Stamp your palate's passport with this Groupon.
$12 for $25 Worth of Italian and Argentinian Dinner Cuisine
The dinner menu includes clams and mussels sautéed in a garlicky white-wine sauce and served with french bread ($12.95). Rigatoni pasta arrives tossed in a four-cheese sauce with shredded radicchio ($15.95). Entree portions of veal piccata simmer in a white-wine lemon-and-caper sauce ($19.95), while creamy risotto mingles in bowls with mixed seafood, white wine, tomatoes, and spinach ($19.95).
The only Argentine-inspired restaurant in Santa Cruz, Star Bene serves “super comfort food,” as described by Christina Walters of Metro Active. Inside the low-lit dining room, which is reminiscent of a beach cottage, servers uncork bottles of Italian, Argentine, and Californian wines to complement swirls of homemade pasta, slow-cooked meats, and diners’ ever-rosier cheeks. Selected as "March Restaurant of Month" in 2014 by Santa Cruz Waves, Star Bene’s chefs use local, free-range meats and organic produce whenever available to create seafood, pastas, and meats complemented by beautifully simple sauces and fresh, stand-alone ingredients.
82% of 434 customers recommend
“Staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating Service was fast and efficient Food served hot and delicious Interesting combination of Italian and Argentina and...”
“Staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating Service was fast and efficient Food served hot and delicious Interesting combination of Italian and Argentina and it was absolutely wonderful We would go back to the area simply for the restaurant”
“We love your place for being quaint, quiet, romantic, great food..feel like we are in Italy:-)))”
“Thank you for a wonderful experience. We enjoyed your restaurant and plan to return. :)”